Based on the South Coast Double H Nurseries is an award winning, family owned environmentally aware business employing over 175 staff.
We are the largest indoor potted plant grower in the UK with 70,000m2 of glasshouses. We grow a variety of crops including Orchids, Chrysanthemums, Roses and Poinsettias. Using state of the art robotic and environmental control systems we maximise growing efficiency and minimise costs to produce plants all year round, selling to the largest and leading UK Supermarkets.
We believe in investing in our employees. There is a huge focus on sharing good practice and new ideas within the company to inspire constant creativity, problem solving and environmental improvements for our employees. We create a continuous exchange of knowledge that stimulates new ideas, learning and successful leadership.
Double H is a growing business in more ways than one and in last 5 years we have doubled our sales turnover to £24 million.
We are accredited as an Investors in People Gold employer and work hard to provide a safe, secure and happy work environment for our employees.
In addition to competitive salaries we offer 24 days holiday, a healthcare scheme, pension, free parking, staff discounts and good training opportunities.
To apply for a position with us please download the application form and send it to us at hr at doubleh dot co dot uk or post to DH Nurseries Gore Road New Milton BH23 5NG
We currently partner with Mploy Staffing Solutions in Christchurch for agency staff.
Double H is proud to be a member company of the MDS programme; we recognise the benefits of training manager’s industry wide, combining off-the-job learning from experts with secondment opportunities in growing and successful companies within the industry.
Meet Guy, one of our management trainee’s on the MDS programme, and hear about his experiences below:
I am a graduate trainee quality/technical manager at Double H. The team I work in is constantly searching for new ways in which to better our growing techniques and crop management, whilst ensuring the quality of our outgoing product always remains high. I pursued a career in horticulture after studying biology at university; in particular the way in which cutting edge technology can be used to grow plants to their full potential has always fascinated me. In the year I have spent at Double H, I have been allowed to fulfil my interests whilst developing my weaknesses, and at the same time gaining a good understanding of the horticultural and fresh produce industry.
I enjoy visiting suppliers in the UK and in Holland, and working with our customers to develop new and exciting products. I have been given some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, including being part of a team that designed, built and manned a Gold Medal-winning Chelsea Flower Show exhibit. As a business, Double H are passionate about their products – I think everyone in the company shares an interest in plants, which helps channel this passion into our products at each step of the way.
For more information about the MDS Programme visit: www.mds-ltd.co.uk